Ella Railway Station

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Azmath Jahn
Colombo, Sri Lanka12 contributions
Built by the British a 100 years ago (1918) the Ella Railway Station (ERS) has original colonial era architecture and is easily one of the most visited single-track mainline railway stations in Sri Lanka.

Irrespective of which way you travel from ERS absolute scenic beauty is guaranteed. Travel the 20 km’s towards Badulla (the end of upcountry railway track) and you will ride over the Nine Arch Bride and Pass the Demodara Railway Loop. Ride in the opposite direction towards Idalgashinna Railway Station also 20 km’s away and you will enjoy spectacular views of tea plantations and sleepy mountainous villages.

Generally 4 trains pass by ERS during the day and tickets are issued only a short while before each train arrives so make sure to be at the station ahead of time to secure your ticket. There is also a safe vehicle parking area besides the station in case you have to leave behind the vehicle you drive/ride.

A lessor known fact is that Sri Lanka Railways (and of course the ERS) is one of the last remaining railway’s in the world to continue to use Edward Tyer's century and half old ingenious tablet signalling system, while other countries have gone on to adopt more advanced radio and electronic signalling methods. If you are interested to take a look at the ‘key token instrument’ get to the station before the rush and have a friendly chat with the station master….I hope he will oblige your request (well I have not asked my self though!)
Written January 26, 2020
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Gihan De Silva
Colombo, Sri Lanka55 contributions
I visited the station as the outside look was amazing. I wanted to go inside and check, but the Officials said no as there was no train coming at that time. They said the platform ticket can be issued only during a trian's arrival time. HHHHMmmm... not only he said that he was very sarcastic about our request.....Strange.......
Written February 19, 2020
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Panduka J
Nugegoda, Sri Lanka582 contributions
Ella has become a very popular destination with the tourists in Sri Lanka. The railway station serves as a major gateway facilitating travel to the popular city. The station is well maintained and the staff in attendance barring the SM were quite helpful to share details of the attractions nearby. .
Written September 17, 2020
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cyc326
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Booked a train ride (Viceroy II) from Ella to Kandy, so got to visit this little railway station. Staff service was ok, used the wheelchair for a friend who hurt her leg to wheel her from entrance to the platform. The train arrival was on time -- plus point to such service in Sri Lanka! Enjoyed the ride with the beautiful scenery along the way (6+ hours), mostly tea plantations, valleys, villages, towns, also the historical design of each small stations along the way! The ride was pretty shaky at times (due to the rail), haha.
Written January 1, 2020
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Dinesh tours Sri
Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka86 contributions
Business
How cool was their to transit from down south to nuwara Eliya.cool mist Breez refresh for better rest
Written June 23, 2019
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BigBear90
Farnham, UK108 contributions
Couples
Staff are very helpful, short walk to the 9 arches bridge, short walk to the start of Ella's peak. Bit of a mad rush when you get off so hold on tight to your loved ones and bags!
Written March 11, 2018
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Niyati A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates123 contributions
Family
The train journey is must to do while in Sri Lanka. If you do not have much time then shorten ur train trip. But this is like must. Train with open doors. Train offering amazing views of lush green forests. Get the train tickets earlier & do not get 1st class ticket, get 2nd or 3rd class.
Written December 17, 2019
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maite
Sydney, Australia20 contributions
Easy to get to station from town , quick on and off from the train with plenty of Tuk tuks just waiting to take you to your accommodation,
Written August 22, 2019
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bellajune
Adelaide, Australia215 contributions
Clean and friendly, we were able to upgrade to 2nd class as we arrived very early for our train to Colombo.
Written August 13, 2019
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt405 contributions
Friends
It is just the station, however it is common that people go to Ella by long train ride. We had the ride from Nuwara Eliya. It was extremely crowded train, crowded by locals and more tourists, and it was so funny experience, and the views along the way were pretty.
Written March 10, 2019
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